New Delhi: India has recorded 552 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have decreased to 6,591 from 7,104, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (May 24). The death toll has increased to 5,31,849 with six deaths. The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore.
The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.80 per cent, the union ministry said.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4,44,49,451 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Earlier on Tuesday, the country logged 405 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases have decreased to 7,104 from 7,623, according to the Union Health Ministry. The death toll has increased to 5,31,843 with four deaths.
Maharashtra recorded 39 fresh coronavirus cases and one fatality in the last 24 hours, the state health department said in a bulletin. With the fresh cases, the state’s COVID-19 tally rose to 81,68,952, while death toll touched 1,48,550. The state had recorded 24 cases and zero deaths on Monday.
Among the cities, Mumbai reported 16 new coronavirus cases and a single casualty in the last 24 hours, that took the tally of infections to 11,63,675 and toll to 19,772, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. As per a bulletin issued by the civic body, 23 patients recovered from the infection during the day raising the count of recoveries to 11,43,781 and leaving the city with 142 active cases. The city had on Monday logged just two cases.
The COVID-19 tally in Nashik increased by five in the last 24 hours, to touch 4,83,073, while the death toll stood unchanged at 8,904, an official said. The recovery count increased by three during the day and reached 4,74,159, leaving the district with an active caseload of 10, he added. PTI CORhe district is 10 as of today.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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